Alan Porter

  • Black Caviar's First Mating

    Today brought the news of Black Caviar's retirement from racing. The big question now is which stallion will have the privilege of serving the great mare in her first season at stud?

  • Rydilluc

    Rydilluc Breezes Into Classic Contention

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Although he was unplaced in his only dirt start, on the score of pedigree, one wouldn't have many concerns about Rydilluc handling synthetic or dirt surfaces.

  • Revolutionary (right)

    Revolutionary Win for the Blushing Groom Line

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Making his 2013 debut, War Pass' son Revolutionary produced a remarkable performance, weaving through traffic to score a last-to-first victory in the Withers Stakes.

  • Oxbow

    Oxbow's Decisive First Steps

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Oxbow took decisive first steps on the road to the Kentucky Derby with an 11 1/2-length victory in the Lecomte Stakes.

  • Vyjack

    Into Mischief Propelled Into the Lead

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Into Mischief closed out 2012 as the third leading freshman sire, following late-season stakes wins by his sons Goldencents, Vyjack, and Sittin At the Bar.

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    Logotype Beyond Stereotype

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Lohengrin was not represented by anything of particular note from his first crop, but in his second crop he has not only Logotype, but also Gottfried.

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    Robe Tissage a Case of Quality Over Quantity

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />From time to time there are results that make us wonder, what if? One of those moments came Dec. 9 when Robe Tissage scored an upset victory in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (Jpn-I).

  • Midnight Ballet is the first stakes winner for Midnight Lute.

    Freshman Sires Score

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Nov. 11 saw new stakes winners from a trio of freshman sires, two of whom were represented by their first black-type winners.

  • Power Broker

    Power On Display in FrontRunner

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />There is a clear explanation for the turnaround that saw Power Broker transformed from thrice-defeated maiden to grade I winner, as the FrontRunner was the colt's first start on dirt.

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan: Formidable on Any Surface

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />With his smashing victory Sept. 16 in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT), Wise Dan underlined that he is a formidable performer on any surface.

  • Executiveprivilege

    Executiveprivilege a First Samurai Exception

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />First Samurai is regaining considerable momentum this year, and sits third on the table of leading sires of 2-year-olds and fourth on the third-season sire rankings.

  • Lady of Shamrock

    Lady of Shamrock Brings Luck to Scat Daddy

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Lady of Shamrock's four stakes wins in 2012 have helped her sire Scat Daddy lead the second-crop sire list, just as he led the freshman sire list in 2011.

  • Silver Max

    Silver Max: A Monster on Turf

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />While the leading dirt runners of the 3-year-old division have fallen by the wayside, Silver Max steadily has been establishing dominance of the second-season runners on the turf.

  • Mucho Macho Man

    Mucho Macho Man Honors Holy Bull

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />On the same weekend that Darley announced the retirement of Holy Bull from stud duty, his grandson Mucho Macho Man paid due tribute with a stunning victory in the Suburban Handicap.

  • Love Theway Youare

    Twelfth Time a Charm for Love Theway Youare

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Love Theway Youare is an example of the cross of Arch over mares by Storm Cat and his sons that has now produced four stakes winners from only 17 starters.

  • &lt;BR&gt;Hierro

    Hierro Preps for Later Classics

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />This year's sloppy renewal of The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial lacked a Kentucky Derby hopeful but may have produced a classic prospect in Hierro.

  • Bodemeister

    Bloodlines Bode Well for Bodemeister

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />The style of victory of Empire Maker's son Bodemeister in the Arkansas Derby raised the possibility that his sire is not yet done with North America's premier classic.

  • Hero of Order

    An Unpredictable Hero of Order

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Louisiana Derby winner Hero of Order, a $3,000 Keeneland September yearling who has made three starts in claiming company, is by a stallion that was banished to Korea.

  • Hansen

    Hansen Has It, But Can He Carry It?

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Looking to the future, the most interesting questions about Hansen's pedigree are his ability to stay the Kentucky Derby trip and his future prospects as a sire.

  • I&#39;ll Have Another

    I'll Have Another a Surprise No More

    A look at his form makes it slightly surprising that I'll Have Another was underestimated in the Robert B. Lewis, and a glance at his pedigree marks him as a colt who could be expected to improve with time and distance.

  • Sham winner Out of Bounds earned the first stakes win for his sire Discreet Cat.

    Discreet Cat's Offspring Flashing Speed

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Although Discreet Cat finished 15th in the leading freshman sire race of 2011, the end of the year brought some eye-catching performances from his offspring.

  • The Factor

    The Factor is Back

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES. War Front's blazingly fast son returns to form in the Malibu Stakes and becomes only the second 3-year-old male of 2011 to win two grade I stakes.

  • Transcend

    Transcend Typifies Wild Rush Record in Japan

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />His pedigree an intricate pattern of Hyperion and Nearctic crosses, Japan Cup Dirt victor Transcend is a running reminder of U.S. breeding's loss of Wild Rush to Japan 8 years ago.